I kept asking myself “Why would they like this?” and “Why is this good for them?” and “How will they react to this?”
In effect, I had to try and see the world from their perspective. And not just one perspective, but from several, as the ‘audience’ is several different groups of people.
Hopefully, I was able to ‘stand in their shoes’ sufficiently to get my task done well for them.
What task are you doing this week that will have an audience?
Use the questions above to help quality check what you are doing and what you produce.
In effect, you are imagining using a different perceptual position to your own. Here are some more cool things you can do with alternative perceptual positions.
My best wishes, Paul
By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle”
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times”
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